Lectures & Reading Assignments


Note: Screencasts are available via on blackboard https://blackboard.ohio.edu/


Week 14


Module 7: On-Chip Networks


4/26: L08 - On-Chip Networks


Screencasts -L08-1,2,3,4

Reading Assignment –


Week 11/13


Module 6: Multiprocessors


4/3: L07 - Multiprocessors


Screencasts -L07-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Reading Assignment –


Week 8/10


Module 5: Cache and Memory


3/3: L06A - Cache


3/22: L06B - Memory


Screencasts -L06A-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8; L06B-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9;

Reading Assignment –


Week 6/7


Module 4: Multithreading


2/24: L05A - Thread Level Parallelism


2/20: L05B - Data Level Parallelism


Screencasts -L05A-1,2,3,4,5,6; L05B-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8;

Reading Assignment –


Week 3/4/5


Module 3: Instruction Level Parallelism


2/10: L04A - Instruction Level Parallelism


2/6: L04B - Dynamic Scheduling


2/3: L04C - Speculation


Screencasts -L04A-1,2,3,4,5,6; L04B-1,2,3,4,5,6,7; L0C-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

Reading Assignment –

Week 2/3


Module 2: Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) Review


1/25: Review- ISA


Screencasts - ISA-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Reading Assignment –


Week 1


Module 1: Introduction to Computer Architecture and Performance Metrics


1/20: Metrics


1/18: Introduction to Computer Architecture


Screencasts - Intro-1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Metrics-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Reading Assignment –

Textbook Chapter 1

(Optional) “The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View from Berkeley” by Krste Asanovic, et. al. http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2006/EECS-2006-183.html

(Optional) Kalray Manycore Architecture: http://www.kalray.eu/IMG/pdf/FLYER_MPPA_MANYCORE.pdf

(Optional) Per Hammarland “4th Generation Intel Core Processor, codenamed Haswell” http://www.hotchips.org/wp-content/uploads/hc_archives/hc25/HC25.80-Processors2-epub/HC25.27.820-Haswell-Hammarlund-Intel.pdf

(Optional) Mark Hill and Micheal Marty, “Amdahl’s Law in the Multicore Era,” IEEE Computer, pp, 23-38, July 2008; http://research.cs.wisc.edu/multifacet/papers/ieeecomputer08_amdahl_multicore.pdf

(Optional) Daniel Sorin, “Fault Tolerant Computer Architecture,” Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture: http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/abs/10.2200/S00192ED1V01Y200904CAC005